Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
17/05/2004

UK Film Council funding looks to open doors to commercial success

The UK Film Council will invest up to £7.5 million in development slates in a bid to direct scripts towards commercial success through international distribution and sales partnerships.
The Development Slate Funding strand launched recently by the UK Film Council will be open to producers seeking Lottery development funding. The fund will make up to £2.5 million a year available over the next three years for up to eight slate investment packages to create new sustainable partnerships between producers, sales companies and distributors.
Jenny Borgars, Head of the Development Fund said: "This new round of slate funding is designed to enable companies from all areas of the film-making chain to get involved in development and to bring fresh approaches into the development arena.
"This initiative builds on the work of the Development Fund in its first three years of activity and offers real resources to create long term relationships in development and across the industry."
Each venture will receive between £250,000 and £500,000 a year from the UK Film Council and will be required to raise matching funding, resulting in up to £5 million a year of development funding to focus the development process towards bringing more high quality and commercial British films to audiences across the UK and internationally.
The Development Fund will also continue to directly invest between £1.5 and £2 million a year over the next three years in single projects outside this scheme.
With slate funding cash these partnerships will invest a minimum of 30% of the overall investment in the development of projects with third parties, enabling more UK producers to access the development slate funding through co-developments, first look deals or similar agreements.
The slate partnerships are also actively encouraged to form relationships with European mainland and other international partners.
The call for applications will begin this month, May 2004, with the criteria for assessment focusing on the commercial and financial viability of the partnerships and their ability to demonstrate effective and public facing business.
For application guidelines please visit www.ukfilmcouncil.org.uk/funding/features/development/sltfndapp/
(SP)
VMI.TV Ltd

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

03/12/2003
UK filmmakers take lion's share of European development funding
UK filmmakers benefited from over £1.9 million of MEDIA programme investment into their companies this year, as the results of the total annual spend
26/01/2018
Creative Scotland Publishes Regular Funding Network 2018-21
Creative Scotland has announced the Regular Funding network 2018-21, delivering three-year funding to a range of cultural and creative organisations t
10/05/2007
UK Film Council Announce Funding And Policy Priorities
The UK Film Council published its new funding and policy priorities from April 2007 – March 2010. The document, Film in the Digital Age, includes the
07/12/2006
Irish Film Board Announces Recipients Of Multiple Project Development Funding
Bord Scannán na hÉireann / the Irish Film Board (IFB) has announced 10 successful recipients of its Multiple Project Development (MPD) funding, a new
09/07/2008
Irish Film Funding Changed
The Irish Film Board (IFB) has introduced new funding limits on certain sector of its work. From July, this will impact on IFB development funding and
07/12/2005
Plymouth Media-Partnership launches new business development funding
The Plymouth Media-Partnership has announced a second round of business support grants for its members, with the deadline for applications on Friday D
15/01/2007
2006 Marks Second Best Year For Film Funding
The UK Film Council has revealed the amount of money spent in 2006 on making films in the UK soared by 48% to reach £840 million making it the second
05/12/2011
Creative England Open Two New Funds
Ceative England has opened two new schemes of Lottery funding, delegated from the BFI, to support the development of filmmaking talent in the English
17/07/2001
FILM COUNCIL ANNOUNCE £1.262 MILLION FUNDING
THE FILM Council's Lottery-backed Development Fund have announced £1.262 million funding in their first round of slate deals to support six UK compani
29/04/2002
Film Council launch scriptwriting development scheme
The Film Council`s Training Fund has announced a new initiative to provide hands-on training opportunities for six individuals who want to work in fea
07/03/2013
Salford Acoustics Students In Final Year Funding
Students studying Audio Acoustics at the University of Salford have been given the chance to gain funding for their final year by engineering and desi
02/11/2007
Film Festivals Receive Boost From UK Lottery
Film festivals across the UK will be part of a new £4.5 million drive to raise the profile of British film and give people of all ages and backgrounds
04/06/2003
Film Council's Development Fund invests in UK film companies
The Film Council Development Fund is to renew its commitment to three slate deals set up last year to invest in production companies and their project
11/05/2001
IRISH FILM BOARD ANNOUNCE EURO 6.35M FUND
THE MINISTER for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sile de Valera T.D., has announced that the Irish Film Board have introduced a new euro 6.
11/08/2011
BFI To Invest In Audience Development
The BFI has announced the next selection of projects to be supported by its Lottery Transition Fund for Audience Development. A further 22 projects fr